Names of two past college presidents “who organized or played an advisory role in the sale of the slaves” were removed from campus buildings.

The College Fix reports.

Georgetown U. president promises to ‘make amends’ for school’s role in slave trade

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia has promised a “vigorous” and “wide-ranging” response to help rectify his school’s role in the American slave trade.

One hundred seventy-eight years ago, the college had sold 272 slaves. The monetary value of these transactions equals $3.5 million today.

“This is an important moment in the life of our university,” DeGioia said. “I don’t think putting a plaque on the wall is going to be an answer.”